Call Me Burroughs: A Life

Call Me Burroughs: A Life

by Barry Miles

This is an incredibly extensive book on the mythic William S. Burroughs, one of the leading figures of the Beat Movement who influenced countless writers and artists. Burroughs led a very full, artistic life, experimenting with fiction, poetry, painting, filmmaking, and recording. Miles documents Burroughs's beginnings in St. Louis, his involvement in the Harvard gay scene, the Beat Movement, and the 1970s punk scene, all the while, struggling with his addiction to drugs. Call Me Burroughs: A Life is extensive and well-written, and traces the path of not only Burroughs, but the lives of all those he interacted with or inspired.

is extensive and well-written, and traces the path of not only Burroughs, but the lives of all those he interacted with or inspired.